JUST TIPs will help! Rubber band cars, have my own ideas also i like you to hear.need to make a rubber band powered car that runs at least 6 meter.NONE OF THIS :cant be mousetrap, dvd wheels etc,...

JUST TIPs will help! Rubber band cars, have my own ideas also i like you to hear.

need to make a rubber band powered car that runs at least 6 meter.NONE OF THIS :cant be mousetrap, dvd wheels etc, lego, contrux, propellers, slingshots, sails, ballons, coffee cans or similar strucgtures, tinkertoys, contrux, pineword derby materials. 2 #33 rubberbands allowed, household items only, no cardboard though and at least 3 wheels.

basically you have to use existing stuff and can modify it a little. ANY SMALL COMMENTS OR  IDEAS WILL HELP!☺

i wanted to make a car that runs very slowly uses energy slowly only to beat friction, so it goes very far like 20 meters . ambitious huh? how do i do this . use energy slowly to make car go far! THaNKs a BUnch Guy!!!!!1

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lynn30k | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

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Hmmm. For the wheels and axles, you could use plastic drinking straws, and the plastic lids from cups that you get at fast food places. If you have some sort of a plastic box or bowl that has holes in the sides, you could put the straws through the holes, and thread the lids on so they would turn like wheels. You'd have to secure them with string, or something similar; maybe bread bag ties. I am not sure how you can get them to run off the rubber bands, but I am thinking of those balsa wood toy airplanes we all had as kids. Twist the bands, and as they unwind, they would have to turn the "axles" (straws) of the car.

Hope this helps some!

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